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About Sofia (Agnes) de Savoie

HUMBERT de Savoie, son of AMEDEE III Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his second wife Mathilde d'Albon [Viennois] (Avigliana 4 Aug 1136-Chambéry 4 Mar 1189, bur Abbaye de Hautecombe). m thirdly (1164) as her second husband, KLEMENTIA von Zähringen, divorced wife of HEINRICH “der Löwe” Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, daughter of KONRAD Herzog von Zähringen & his wife Clémence de Namur (-[1173/75]).

Comte Humbert III & his third wife had two children: 1. ALIX de Maurienne (1166-1174). Her parentage is specified by Matthew of Paris when he records this betrothal. Although he does not name her, he calls her "filia primogenita"[237]. Benedict of Peterborough records the betrothal of "Humbertus comes de Mauriana…Aalis filiam suam majoram" and "rex…Johannis filii sui iunioris" at "Alvernium…Montem Ferratum" in 1173 before 2 Feb, and the agreement whereby John would inherit the county of Maurienne if Humbert had no sons by his wife[238]. The marriage contract between "Johanni filio Henrici…regis Angliæ" and "Humbertus comes Mauriensis et marchio Italiæ…filia…primogenita…Aalis" is dated 1173[239]. Betrothed (Auvergne 1173 before 2 Feb) to JOHN Prince of England, son of HENRY II King of England & his wife Eléonore Ctss d’Aquitaine (Beaumont Palace, Oxford 24 Dec 166 or 1167-Newark Castle, Lincolnshire 18/19 Oct 1216, bur Worcester Cathedral). He succeeded his brother King Richard I in 1199 as JOHN King of England. 2. SOPHIE [Eléonore] de Maurienne ([1167/72]-3 Dec 1202). An epitaph in the monastery of S. Giovanni Batista di Gemmola, placed there in 1578, records the death "VI Id Mai" in 1226 of (her daughter) "Virgo Beatrix" daughter of "Marchio…Estensis…Azo" and his "coniuge patre…Sabaudia cui comitatur"[240]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. m (before 1192) as his second wife, AZZO VI "Azzolino" d'Este, son of AZZO V d'Este & his wife --- ([1170]-Nov 1212, bur Vangadizza monastery). Podestà of Ferrara 1196, of Padua 1199, of Verona 1206/07 and of Mantua 1207/08. Created Marchese di Ancona e Conte di Loreto in 1210.

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